A new study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, suggests that extreme dietary habits involving carbohydrates and fats affect life expectancy. Researchers from Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan led by Dr. Takashi Tamura found that a low carbohydrate intake in men and a high carbohydrate intake in women are associated with a higher risk of all-cause and cancer-related mortality and that women with higher fat intake may have a lower risk of all-cause mortality. Their findings suggest […]

While it’s important to be conscious of how much we’re eating, where those calories are coming from is arguably more important.   “It’s an old-school approach. ­Weighing out food is just a miserable existence,” says Pearson. “Things like Bran Flakes and Ryvita simply don’t fill you up and satisfy you in the same way protein does.” When we don’t get enough protein, and instead base our meals around starchy carbohydrates, it can lead to blood sugar fluctuations. This can result […]

Healthy eating habits require effective collaborations among stakeholders — such as researchers and food retailers — to be impactful and sustainable. Today, more than half of all adults in the USA have one or more diet-related chronic diseases and health conditions, including obesity and diabetes, and the situation is worsening1. According to 2017–2018 data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than half of the US adult population is obese or severely obese, and the prevalence continues to […]

More than the adoption of any particular “magical” diet or weight loss program, a healthy eating plan is much more about a few important habits practiced regularly. If you would like to make a change in how your body looks and feels, here are the basic principles (nutritionally) behind a body transformation success. 1. Eat enough protein (at least 15-20 grams each meal). Lean meats, low-fat dairy, egg whites, soy milk or products, lentils and beans are all excellent. But […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — March is National Nutrition Month, and while we know how hard it can be for adults to eat healthily, try having toddlers or picky pre-teens at home. However, there’s hope. Nutritional Therapist, Dr. Mark Mincolla, has advice on having healthier habits at home for your family. “Give a lot of options. Don’t just get on the same thing all the time. You can have fun with it… make sure it’s fun and inspiring,” he said. Mincolla […]

Some healthy food options can include mushroom Bolognese, clockwise from top left, a grain burger, chocolate cherry chia pudding, eggplant meatballs with cauliflower rice, tempeh tacos with peach salsa, and raspberry walnut breakfast quinoa. (Courtesy Lisa Drayer) Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes ATLANTA — Going 100% vegan, cutting carbs or attempting to lose 30 pounds quickly is daunting, drastic and difficult to sustain. And such lofty goals may not be healthy choices for you. Instead, try setting weekly minigoals, which […]

If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s not just your diet that needs to adjust—your eating habits can also play a major role in helping (or sabotaging) your weight loss goals. “A lot of people know what they should be eating, but tend to struggle when implementing healthy habits around eating,” says Roxana Ehsani, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “For example, I’ve seen a number of patients that are […]